I just received a press release from Karim Rashid concerning an exhibition in Dubai called Designer Extraordinaire. It seems like the Gulf is the new playground for the designer stars of today. Marcel Wanders and Jaime Hayon are other designers working in the area with new kitschy stores for Villa Moda. The Karim Rashid exhibition will showcase images on aluminium, silk screenprints, originals, sculptures and design products. It’s a good example of a new convergence between design and art which actually will be the theme of the next David Report bulletin (release mid June). It is probably not a coincidence that Karim Rashid, among other designers, is drawn to the Gulf with the perfect combination of fondness for hyperbolized design and limitless amount of money.
Please visit the website of Karim Rashid for further info on his Dubai exhibition.